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    OMG! My bike is too Bling Bling for the dirt!

    So, I decided to build my own bike.

    3 months have past and I am now $2,890 deep into it. Here is what I have so far...

    2007 Specialized Stumpjumper Pro frame - $ 1,275
    2008 Fox Talas RLC fork- $660
    Thomson Elite X4 Stem - $83
    Specialized S-Works carbon handle bar - $62
    Mavic Crossmax SLR wheelset - $810

    then another $1,500 or so (all high end stuff) to complete the bike. Grand totalling around $4,500. I'm afraid that this will turn into a paved-only mountain bike. I wouldn't want it to get dirty. It'll be like those Hummers that never go off-road. I don't know if I want to cry or rejoice.

    Though, it is fun as long as I don't look at the numbers... i think.

    /end of rant...

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    lol
    mine is the same,a lot of money and scared of the dirt ^^ (at the beginning)
    just get over it and Ride !!,you will enjoy it and specially you will enjoy cleaning it afterwords.
    why some people spend so much money on there bikes ? because they only want the best gear there is because they will be riding much smoother,more confident on there bike and it wont brake that easely like cheap stuff.
    Do like i did,put transparent protective stickers on parts of the bike where u think stones will hit the frame,branches that scratches you fox and where mud will be stiking on to the frame,this way your shure it's safe to ride hard ^^.
    Otherwise all this money for nothing dude
    Put 2 big screws in the wall on top of your bed and hang your bike,so you'll dream about your rides

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    Quote Originally Posted by BelAir_500 View Post
    Put 2 big screws in the wall on top of your bed and hang your bike,so you'll dream about your rides
    I'll have to do that with my frame that I postponed the build on.
    Live to ride, Ride to live

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    You bunch of panzies. Get the bike out crash it in a rock garden get it dirty. You sound like a bunch of roadies.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    You bunch of panzies. Get the bike out crash it in a rock garden get it dirty. You sound like a bunch of roadies.
    I crashed my cheap new build up on my first ride with it, figured I should go ahead and get the bike used to my "skills".
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Tuazdog - how you coming along at tuning your 08 Talas RLC? I'm having a heck of a time getting mine dialed in. That's what I get for being a roadie / xc geek. As for the price, wish I would have gotten off that cheap.
    Last edited by LowCel; 10-08-07 at 08:06 PM.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    my cheap new build

    I could feast on your garbage.

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    So what you're sayin' is that you basically just built a badass SUV that will only see asphalt ?

    My HT is 6 years old and has seen quite a few upgrades because I wore the ever lovin' **** out of some very good parts and needed to replace them.

    We've both been scraped and scuffed up in our adventures and I wouldn't have it any other way because my bike looks like a bike and not a garage queen.

    Just go and ride it like you stole it.

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    I don't believe untill I see pix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    Tuazdog - how you coming along at tuning your 08 Talas RLC? I'm having a heck of a time getting mine dialed in. That's what I get for being a roadie / xc geek. As for the price, wish I would have gotten off that cheap.
    I haven't done anything to it yet. I still need to figure out how long I want the steerer tube to be. Once my headset and tires arrive, I'll probably start assembling the bike but as of right now, all my parts are laying under my bed. I got the fork in eBay, new.

    Yes, that is what this bike is turning out to be... a full suspension bike for the road. lol. I even ordered slicks to put on my Crossmax SLRs knowing that it won't see dirt. Well, at least in its first few months. I'll probably commute to work with it for a bit. It's a nice paved trail along the coast about 7-8 miles long. then we will see.

    I will post pics as soon as I borrow a camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    You bunch of panzies. Get the bike out crash it in a rock garden get it dirty. You sound like a bunch of roadies.
    +eleventygagillion

    Pansies! On my second ride on the new MotoLite, my friends were asking when I was going to get the new bike. Straddle that rolling pile of debt and get it dirty!
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    Oh, I shouldn't mention this, but with regard to the TALAS, I ordered an '07 on closeout and they shipped me an '08 by mistake. ~$525.00 + tax, IIRC.
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    You should probably put carbon fibre fenders and a ti kickstand on it too.

    And don't forget the ti/carbon fibre bell and spokey dokes.

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    A friend of mine dropped 10 k on a custom built Moots that was equipped with every bit of Moots Ti swag available as well as a Rohloff hub.

    This bike never sees asphalt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuazdog View Post
    as of right now, all my parts are laying under my bed.
    Where's your house again?

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    Why would you buy it if you wont use it to do what its made to do????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    You should probably put carbon fibre fenders and a ti kickstand on it too.

    And don't forget the ti/carbon fibre bell and spokey dokes.
    ok I can't resist

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuazdog View Post
    So, I decided to build my own bike.

    3 months have past and I am now $2,890 deep into it. Here is what I have so far...

    2007 Specialized Stumpjumper Pro frame - $ 1,275
    2008 Fox Talas RLC fork- $660
    Thomson Elite X4 Stem - $83
    Specialized S-Works carbon handle bar - $62
    Mavic Crossmax SLR wheelset - $810

    then another $1,500 or so (all high end stuff) to complete the bike. Grand totalling around $4,500. I'm afraid that this will turn into a paved-only mountain bike. I wouldn't want it to get dirty. It'll be like those Hummers that never go off-road. I don't know if I want to cry or rejoice.

    Though, it is fun as long as I don't look at the numbers... i think.

    /end of rant...
    Are you for real? $8000 and I pretty much destroyed it in a season. Nut up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MIN View Post
    Are you for real? $8000 and I pretty much destroyed it in a season. Nut up.

    whoa, what kind of front hub is that?

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    Seismic high-flange.

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    frames make very sporty towel racks
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIN View Post
    Are you for real? $8000 and I pretty much destroyed it in a season. Nut up.

    Holy *****, you could fit John Candy (RIP) in between the down tube and the front tire
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    I would have to agree with MIN. There is no point spending $4k on hooker in Vegas unless you are planning on riding her. So, why should your bike be any different. Take up collecting paintings or start a wine collection. Don't dress up to look like a gangster unless you plan on being one.
    Trust me, if you really use your bike, your doctor bills will be alot more then the cost of your bike and if you have health insurance to cover this big bill, you will feel like your saving money by destroying it. This is called motocross/hockey logic. After more then 30 broken bones, misc skin grafts, and other fun stuff, your bike is the smallest of your worries. Happy riding...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIN View Post
    Are you for real? $8000 and I pretty much destroyed it in a season. Nut up.
    8000? Geese, who ever sold you those parts made off great! Do you have a breakdown of how you have 8000 in that bike?

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    $8000 on that build sounds pretty true. Except the fact that the frame is Stumpjumper Pro not S-Work. S-Work full bike loaded XTR, RLC, SLR is $7100 + tax at my LBS. Building bike is always more $ then complete bike. So 8k sounds like a reasonable value for that bike. Of course, you can't sell it for 8k and you will never get it back. 8k on those parts on that frame isn't cheap! that is all I can say! I can grap one on sale for same parts for $5500 tax included if I hunt around.

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